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Mardi Gras….two little words with an infinitely large explanation.  For different people it’s different things—an event, an idea, a day, a way of life, a piece of history, a state holiday or a million parades and countless memories.  Think that it’s all about booze and beads? Think again!

Mardi Gras Louisiana

Mississippi's writers include the likes of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright, and now Mississippi’s literary history will soon be preserved and celebrated with a series of historical markers throughout the state designating the Mississippi Writers Trail.

Mississippi Writers Trail

The Levitt Amp Chattanooga Music Series kicks off this Thursday, 23rd August with 10 Weeks of Free Concerts on the Lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.

Jazzanooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lisa Marie Presley Sings Duet with Her Father on new album 'Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone'. The groundbreaking New Elvis Album features 14 Original Performances of Gospel Songs with Newly-Recorded Instrumentation and Backing Vocals featuring Legendary Presley Alumnae including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps.

Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone

As well as being one of the biggest bands in the world, The Rolling Stones are also the biggest champions of the blues, so who better to curate a compilation in collaboration with BMG and Universal, of the music that inspired them throughout their career?

Confessin' The Blues

Blues fans looking for the perfect music or Blues festival in Mississippi should listen to the pros at American Blues Scene who have put together this list of top five blues festivals to discover the best Mississippi Blues Festivals with live music, vendors, arts, food and attractions.

Juke Joint Festival, Clarksdale, MS

Elvis Presley’s Graceland announces a brand-new Chapel in the Woods. The newly constructed chapel will feature a grand ceiling and windows throughout to allow the beautiful surroundings of the Graceland woods to be the back drop for couples to be married or renew their vows.

The Elvis '68 Comeback Special is showing at a cinema near you...for one day only!

Today is associated with huge firework displays, parades, barbecues and picnics, family reunions and sports games. It's a great excuse to go all out and celebrate what makes the United States the United States! If however you haven't got to America this year to join in their 4th July celebrations, here's a list of celebrations right here in London.

Jim Beam 4th July Party at Roadhouse, Covent Garden

Louisiana’s history has been influenced by many nationalities in its evolution and as New Orleans celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, we look at other locations of historical significance that visitors can tick off on a road trip around Louisiana. These historic sites and attractions around Louisiana offer visitors a glimpse into the past.

Congo Sqaure, New Orleans

 

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